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Ghost Story/ Lady or the Tiger Monkey’s Paw/ Cask of Amontillado The Lottery/ Most Dangerous Game Suspense and Inference Elements of Fiction GrammarVocabularyConflict
What kind of king ruled in, “The Lady or the Tiger?” Support your answer with details from the story. Answer
Semi-barbaric king. He gave men on trial a chance between two doors. Behind one door was a lady and the other was a tiger. The entire town watched.
Who was the ghost in, “Ghost Story?” Answer
Why was the ghost in, “Ghost Story,” haunting the apartment building? Answer
His body was on display and he couldn’t rest until it was buried.
Identify the climax of, “Ghost Story,” and explain why the climax can’t be another point in the story. Answer
The it occurs when the narrator learns who the ghost is. After this realization, there is no more suspense because most of our questions are answered.
Explain where the suspense in, “Lady or the Tiger,” begins and ends. How does this affect where the climax of the story occurs? Answer
The suspense begins when we find out the princess’s lover is on trial, and it never ends because we never learn which door he opened. Because we never figure out what door he opened, the climax comes at the end of the story. The only thing that follows the climax is the narrator’s thoughts about the princess.
Name the 4 main characters from, “The Monkey’s Paw.” Answer
Mr. White Mrs. White Herbert White Sergeant Major Morris
Name the two main characters from, “Cask of Amontillado.” What is their common interest? Answer
Fortunato Montresor Wine
What are the three wishes in, “The Monkey’s Paw?” Answer
200 pounds Wish Herbert alive Wish Herbert dead
What is the final wish of the first man who had the monkey’s paw? How does this foreshadow the events of, “The Monkey’s Paw?” Answer
He wished for death. This foreshadows that something terrible happened due to the monkey’s paw—hence nothing good will happen for the Whites.
What is the climax of, “Monkey’s Paw,” and, “Cask of Amontillado?” How is the placement of each climax similar?
MP: When Mrs. White opens the door and Herbert isn’t there CoA: When Montresor puts in the last brick. They are both at the very end of the story.
Who is the main character from, “The Lottery?” Answer
Who are the main characters from, “Most Dangerous Game?” Give a quick description of each character. Answer
Rainsford—a hunter; famous; think animals understand no emotions. Claims there are two classes in the world: hunters and hunted General Zaroff—Russian military; enjoys hunting humans because humans can reason.
Describe the lottery process in “The Lottery.” What are the different stages and rules? What happens when someone wins the lottery? Answer
Round 1: Heads of household draw a slip of paper from a black box. The family that pulls the black dot is selected. Round 2: Each family member from the selected family draws. The person who pulls the black dot wins. He/she is stoned to death by everyone else in town
In, “Most Dangerous Game,” Rainsford claims that the hunted experience no emotions. How does this foreshadow later events? Does his statement hold true? Why or why not? Answer
He becomes hunted! He experiences fear for the most part, but it is still an emotion. He even experiences pride and shame as he tries his different traps.
“The Lottery” and “Most Dangerous Game” revolve around a typical game/sport, but adds in a twist. Think about what this twist is. Keeping the above in mind, what might the theme of the two stories be? Answer
Evil of humans Broken society
Define suspense Answer
Growing interest and excitement a reader experiences while awaiting the climax of a story. Questions are raised in the readers’ minds.
Define inference. Answer
Using clues to predict what will happen later in the story.
Describe three clues from, “Cask of Amontillado” that we can use to infer Montresor’s plans for Fortunato. (other than the obvious) Answer
Trowel under Montresor’s jacket Going through catacombs Giving Fortunato wine Being a “mason” Toasting, “and I to your long life”
Although we are never told that Rainsford killed Zaroff, we know that he did. Explain the clues in the story that helped us make this inference. Answer
Zaroff was hunting Rainsford. Rainsford proved to be much smarter than previous victims. When they confronted each other at the end, Zaroff explained that only one person will be sleeping in that bed— Rainsford slept in it.
What is the relationship between inference and context clues? Explain. Answer
They both use clues to figure out an answer to something. Inference—what’s happening in a story Context clues—the meaning of a word/phrase
Define setting Answer
When and where a story takes place
List and explain the 3 points-of-view. Answer
First Person—a character in the story is the narrator. Uses “I” and “we” Third Person (Limited)– A character outside of the story (or main events) narrates. He/she only knows the thoughts of one character Third Person (omniscient)—A character outside of the story narrate. Is all-knowing and can give us the inner thoughts of any character
List and define the 6 points on a plot diagram. Answer
Exposition—Background information Inciting incident—starts the action of the story Rising Action—growing interest and conflict leading to the climax Climax—turning point Falling action—leading to conclusion. Resolution—all ends are tied up.
What is theme? Answer
The overall message. It gives a statement about humanity.
Choose one story and diagram it on a story structure plot. Answer